|Aren't you glad you cannot see the side slits? Me, too.|
I've been working on some projects started at Design Outside the Line, but took a little break to complete one work-in-progress from early June, and then a simple summer top, inspired by an DOL work-in-progress (to be blogged later - it's still marinating on the dress form).
First was the linen swimsuit cover up cut from CLD's Ebb (of Ebb and Flow). I lengthened it and left the side slits open to the marked spot. Way too high up on my hip, even as a swim suit cover up.
After reading a recent post on blue mooney's blog, I decided I would make the Ebb on my mother's old Singer from 1950.
It is such a pleasure to use. It makes a soft, solid sound as it glides over fabric. I should do this more often.
And it is a sound that reminds me of good times with my mother.
After I completed the Ebb, I took pictures of me wearing it. Oh, what I learn from pictures. Especially the ones that get deleted quickly.
It should be easy to fix this, I think.
Now I'm wondering if I'll be able to actually get into my swimsuit. Argh!
|sweet closure in the front - might add sashiko|
Next I made my second top from CLD's Anything But Ordinary. What a great little summer top! The first one was straight from the pattern tissue - no changes. It is very plain but just the kind of top I love in the summer.
|My first ABO top. Linen/cotton blend with Buffalo Nickle button on tab and silk patch in back|
|Second ABO. Silk noil. I will wear it with the sleeve hem folded down, not up.|
And that's how I celebrated birth of the USA! How about you? I hope you are having a terrific weekend and enjoying your sewing.